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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who receives a silver brooch set with a clear green stone which was given to Galadriel by Celeborn?
2. The book Gandalf reads from relates the history of the fall of the Dwarves to the __________.
3. What is the plant the Strider uses to help slow the poison process in Frodo's wound?
4. _____________ feels the direction they are taking will hasten their path and keep them out of sight.
5. Where is Boromir's homeland, according to the book?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is being described in the book Gandalf reads when they are in the Chamber of Records?
2. What does Sam share with Frodo that he has seen, though he's not sure it was a dream or not?
3. What happened to the Ringwraiths when their horses were drowned in the flood?
4. Who are some of the people who are attending the Council meeting in Rivendell?
5. What does Gandalf reveal about his period of being absent from the journey?
6. When Frodo awakes in a comfortable bed, what does Gandalf tell him?
7. What are the travelers given by the Elves in order to help their journey?
8. What does Gandalf believe will help them as they head to the Mines of Moria?
9. Who takes Frodo up on their horse when they realize just how ill Frodo is from the stabbing by the Morgol blade?
10. What does Aragorn reveal to the Elves about the demise of Gandalf?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The many groups of characters in this story seem to give the reader different facets of humankind in general.
Part 1: Why are the Elves seen as being the fairest of all creatures? What or who might they symbolize in the modern world?
Part 2: Why are the Elves and Dwarves at odds with each other? What other cultures might they represent?
Part 3: Why do you think Tolkien portrayed the race of men as being weak?
Essay Topic 2
One could say that the FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING is the beginning of a mythical story for the characters who are involved, a story which might be told to their children as time passes.
Part 1: How do you define the idea of myth and how does this different from a story?
Part 2: What makes this story mythical in nature?
Part 3: How are the characters in this story mythical? Which qualities make them so?
Essay Topic 3
The Ring of Sauron poisons all men who seek it and it becomes the only thing that stands in the way of Good winning over Evil.
Part 1: What does the Ring of Sauron symbolize in this book?
Part 2: Why are people in this book so affected by this Ring?
Part 3: Do you think you would want to have this Ring in your possession? Why or why not?
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